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​Senate Bill 1 – AN ACT relating to retirement.

​Feb. 20, 2018 Senate Bill 1 was introduced in Senate​.
Feb. 28, 2018​Attorney General Beshear sent a letter to legislators about violations of the inviolable contract​.
​March 6, 2018Attorney General Beshear sent a second letter to legislators to let them know a Proposed Senate Substitute made no changes to the violations​ of the inviolable contract.
March 7, 2018Senate State & Local Government Committee reported SB 1 favorably to the Rules Committee with a ​Committee Substitute​.
March 8, 2018SB 1 was posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 9, 2018.
March 9, 2018After several hours of deliberation in a closed Republican Caucus meeting, SB 1 was recommitted to the State & Local Government Committee, where it was presumed dead.

​Senate Bill 151 – AN ACT relating to the local provision of wastewater services.

​Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Bill 151 was introduced in Senate​.
March 16 2018​Senate unanimously passed SB 151 (still a wastewater bill) with a Committee Substitute​.
​March 29, 2018Republicans on House Committee on State Government introduced a Committee Substitute, turning an 11-page wastewater bill into a 291-page pension reform bill, and reported it favorably to Rules Committee who placed it in Consent Orders of the Day​. See KET video in sidebar.
March 29, 2018A ​House Floor Amendment was passed changing title of the bill to "AN ACT relating to retirement."​
March 29, 2018SB 151 was passed by House of Representatives 49-46​.
March 29, 2018SB 151 was passed by Senate 22-15​.
April 10, 2018SB 151 was signed by the Governor​.

Litigation Against Senate Bill 151

​April 11, 2018​Attorney General Beshear, the Kentucky Education Association (KEA), and the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)  filed a complaint against the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives challenging SB 151.​A
April 11​, 2018The ​​Attorney General, KEA, and FOP filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to prevent SB 151 from going into effect while it is in litigation.​B
​April 17, 2018The Governor filed a Motion to Disqualify the Attorney General and the Office of the Attorney General.C​
​April 18, 2018​The Governor filed a Petition for Declaration of Rights asking for judgment on a portion of the complaint filed by the Attorney General et al on April 11.D​
April 18​, 2018The Governor filed a Motion for Expedited Briefing and Review and to require the Attorney General to file an answer by April 30, 2018, and attached a Memorandum of Law in support of the motion along with a Proposed Order.​E
April 20​, 2018​Judge Shepherd issued an Order consolidating the Governor's lawsuit (D,E) with the Attorney General's lawsuit (A,B) and set out a briefing schedule going forward.F​
April 23​, 2018The ​Attorney General filed a Response to the Governor's motion (C) to disqualify him and the Office of the Attorney General.G
​April 24, 2018​The Governor filed a Reply to Attorney General Beshear's Response (G).H
​April 25, 2018​The Court denied from the bench the Governor's Motion to Disqualify the Attorney General and the Office of the Attorney General (C).
​April 30, 2018​The Court entered an Order denying the Governor's Motion to Disqualify the Attorney General and the Office of the Attorney General (C).I
​May 1, 2018The ​Attorney General, KEA, and FOP each filed a Motion for Protective Order to prevent the Governor from improperly seeking discovery from the Attorney General, teachers and police officers.​J
May 2​, 2018​The Attorney General filed a Brief on the Merits.K
​May 2, 2018​As part of his Brief on the Merits, the Attorney General also filed a Motion to Dismiss the Governor's Motion for Declaratory Judgment (D). ​L
​May 7, 2018​The Court granted the Motions for Protective Order filed by the Attorney General, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police (J).
​May 8, 2018​The Court entered an Order granting the plaintiffs' Motions for Protective Order (J) and addressing the issue of standing as it pertains to the Attorney General.M
May 23​, 2018​The Governor filed a Response on the Merits. ​N
​May 23, 2018​The Governor filed a Response to the Attorney General's Motion to Dismiss (L).​O
​May 23, 2018​The President of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives (The Legislative Defendants) filed a Response on the Merits.​P
​May 23, 2018​The Legislative Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Leave to File a Brief on the Merits as Amicus Curiae. Additionally, they filed a Memorandum of Law in Support of their Motion to Dismiss. The Motion for Leave, if successful, would turn their Response on the Merits (O) into an Amicus Curaie Brief in support of the remaining defendant.​Q
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​May 30, 2018​The Court granted an unopposed motion for leave to file an Amicus Curiae brief in support of the Plaintiffs.
​May 30, 2018​KEA filed a Response to Defendant's questioning their standing. See Governor's Response (N).​S
​May 30, 2018​FOP filed a Response to Defendant's questioning their standing. See Governor's Response (N).​T
​May 30, 2018​The Attorney General filed a Reply in Support of the Motion to Dismiss (see L and O).​U
​May 30, 2018The ​Attorney General filed a Response to the Legislative Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Q).​V
May 30​, 2018The ​Attorney General filed a Reply Brief on the Merits in Support of Summary Judgment (N/P).W
​May 30, 2018​The Governor's General Counsel, Steve Pitt, sent a letter to the Court urging Judge Shepherd to disqualify himself and suggesting that they will file a motion to recuse if he does not step aside voluntarily.​X
​May 31, 2018​The Court, on it's own motion, entered an Order denying the Governor's request for Judge Shepherd to recuse himself (X).​Y
June 4​, 2018​The Legislative Defendants' filed a Sur-reply.Z1
​June 4, 2018​The Governor filed a combined Reply in Support of his Motion for Summary Judgment and Sur-reply to the Attorney General's Motion to Dismiss (see L, O, U).Z2
​June 4, 2018​The Governor filed a Sur-reply in Support of Combined Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment and Response to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (see N, P, W).Z3
​June 5, 2018​The Governor filed a Notice of Filing of Affidavit Requesting Appointment of Special Judge​1
​June 6, 2018​The Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court filed an Order Denying Request for Disqualification (see 1)​2
June 7​, 2018​Oral arguments were heard in Franklin County Circuit Court.
​June 13, 2018​The Governor filed an Amended Petition for a Declaration of Rights. ​3
​June 14, 2018​The Attorney General filed a Motion to Strike the Amended Petition (3).​4
​June 18, 2018​The Governor filed a Response to the Motion to Strike the Amended Petition (4).​5
​June 20, 2018​The Court issued an Order voiding Senate Bill 151 in its entirety.​6
​June 25, 2018​The Kentucky League of Cities filed a Motion to Intervene as a Defendant and asking the Court to dismiss the Governor's Amended Petition (3).​7
​June 27, 2018​The Court issed an Order granting the Governor's Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss the Amended Petition (3) and denying as moot the Attorney General's Motion to Strike (4) and the Kentucky League of Cities' Motion to Intervene (7).​8
​June 29, 2018
​The Governor filed a Motion to Alter, Amend or Vacate the Court's Order (6) voiding SB151.
​9
​July 6, 2018​The Attorney General filed a Response to the Governor's Motion to Alter, Amend or Vacate (9).​10
​July 11, 2018​The Court issued an Order denying the Governor's Motion to Alter, Amend or Vacate (9).​11

Relevant Sections of the Kentucky Constitution

Section 2: Absolute and arbitrary power denied.

Section 13: Double jeopardy -- Property not to be taken for public use without compensation.

Section 19: Ex post facto law or law impairing contract forbidden -- Rules of construction for mineral deeds relating to coal extraction.

Section 46: Bills must be reported by committee, printed, and read -- How bill called from committee -- Votes required for passage.

Section 56: Signing of bills -- Enrollment -- Presentation to Governor.
 

​Relevant Statutes: Bill Passage

KRS 6.350: Actuarial analysis required for bill before General Assembly to increase benefits or participation in state-administered retirement system.

KRS 6.950: Definitions.
 

Relevant Statutes: Inviolable Contract

KRS 21.480: KRS 21.350 to 21.510 creates vested interest for members who began participating before January 1, 2014 -- Exceptions -- Amendment of benefits and rights.

KRS 61.692: Benefits not to be reduced or impaired for members who began participating before January 1, 2014 -- Exceptions -- Amendment of benefits and rights.

KRS 78.852: Benefits not to be reduced or impaired for members who began participating before January 1, 2014 -- Exceptions -- Amendment of benefits and rights.

KRS 161.714: Inviolable contract -- Exception.
 

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